INSIDE CHINA'S VAST NEW EXPERIMENT IN SOCIAL RANKING

Wired, here

The price of the bitcoin bubble: Patent trolls are digging into the blockchain

CNBC, here

Brenntag sanctionnée à hauteur de 30 millions d'euros pour obstruction à l'instruction.

Autorité de la concurrence, ici

Apple confirms iPhones with older batteries will take hits in performance

The Verge, here

21st Century Competition Commission Act

Ellison.house.gov, here

ECJ puts some fizz in German retail market with ‘Champagner Sorbet’ decision

FT, here

Barclays begins preparations for Open Banking

FinExtra, here

Consumer Watchdog Asks FTC to Act Against Google Home; Amazon Echo Digital assistants for Deception, COPPA Violation

PRNewswire, here

Gemeinsam gegen das Lastwagen-Kartell

FAZ, hier

La banca teme nuevos conflictos con los clientes ante la futura regulación de pagos

CincoDias, aquì

Platform Regulations How Platforms are Regulated and How They Regulate Us

L. Belli and N. Zingales (Eds), here

Génériques de Durogesic: arrivée sur le marché retardée, développement freiné

Autorité de la concurrence, ici

We Can't Find Your Data, But a Hacker Could: How 'Privacy by Design' Trades-Off Data Protection Rights

M. Veale, R. Binns, J. Ausloos, here

Uber Dealt Setback After European Court Rules It Is a Taxi Service

NYTimes, here

Here’s What Happens to a Startup When Google Gets All Up in Its Business

Bloomberg, here

Facebook wants your face data — in the name of privacy, it says

The Washington Post, here

Digitale Handelspolitik: Datenschutz gegen Bananen?

Heise.de, hier

Fintechs in het betalingsverkeer

ACM, hier (Google translation here; as some of the footnotes got lost in translation, I collected them separately here; for any remaining doubt ask your spouse - if he/she happens to be Dutch or at least Flemish).

Konditionenmissbrauch durch Ausplünderung von Plattform Nutzerdaten

S. Telle, hier

Preliminary assessment in Facebook proceeding: Facebook's collection and use of data from third-party sources is abusive

Bundeskartellamt, here. See also Background information on the Facebook proceeding, here and hier.

Bin mir nicht sicher, ob die Uebersetzung hier überhaupt stimmt:

 Der Bundesgerichtshof hat hier eine Rechtsprechung entwickelt, wonach die Unangemessenheit von Konditionen auch anhand von Wertungen des Zivilrechts, etwa des AGB-Rechts, oder anhand einer grundrechtlichen Interessenabwägung überprüft werden kann. Dies gilt für alle gesetzlichen Wertungen, die den Schutz einer Vertragspartei in einer ungleichgewichtigen Vertragsposition bezwecken. Hieran anknüpfend prüft das Bundeskartellamt die Vertragskonditionen Facebooks anhand datenschutzrechtlicher Wertungen. Denn auch das Datenschutzrecht bezweckt den Schutz des Betroffenen vor ungerechtfertigten Datenverarbeitungen seiner personenbezogenen Daten durch die Marktgegenseite. Es soll gewährleisten, dass ein Nutzer selbstbestimmt und freiwillig über den Umgang mit seinen personenbezogenen Daten entscheiden kann.

According to the case-law of the German Federal
Court of Justice, civil law principles can also be
applied to determine whether business terms are
exploitative. On principle, any legal principle
that aims to protect a contract party in an
imbalanced negotiation position can be applied for
this purpose. Often, such principles stem from the
legislation on unfair contract terms or the German
Basic Law. Following the Federal Court of Justice's
approach, the Bundeskartellamt also applies data
protection principles in its assessment of
Facebook's terms and conditions. In this regard,
data protection law has the same objective as 
competition law, which is to protect individuals
from having their personal data exploited by the
opposite market side. Data protection legislation
seeks to ensure that users can decide freely and
without coercion on how their personal data are
used."

Hier nicht falsch aber zu unpräzis (Selbstbestimmung=rechtlicher Begriff):


"Der Schaden liegt hier vielmehr in einem Kontrollverlust für den Nutzer: Er kann nicht mehr selbstbestimmt über seine persönlichen Daten verfügen."

" The damage for the users lies in a
loss of control: they are no longer able to control
how their personal data are used."


New letter: Top Uber officials engaged in illegal wiretapping, shady spycraft

ArsTechnica, here

Transmission de données de WHATSAPP à FACEBOOK : mise en demeure publique pour absence de base légale

CNIL, ici

Disney Files Lawsuit Against Redbox Claiming Copyright Infringement

IP Wire, here

How to Build a Better Antitrust Policy

H. Hovenkamp, Podcast and Transcript here

Google Search (Shopping)

CASE AT.39740, here

Can Facebook and Google Be Disrupted?

E. Chiel, here

Chinese tech groups look for edge in using artificial intelligence

FT, here

Netflix and Spotify Ask: Can Data Mining Make for Cute Ads?

NYTimes, here.

Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Kayak : comment les Américains imposent leurs lois aux hôtels, restaurants, compagnies aériennes et commerces français?

France Culture, Podcast ici

If you go down to the mall today, you're watched by a thousand eyes

TheAge, here

Pourquoi Bercy assigne Amazon en justice

Le Parisien, ici

La CNIL se prononce sur l'éthique des algorithmes et de l'intelligence artificielle

Sciencesetavenir.fr, ici

Europe gears up to play pivotal role in ‘internet of things’

FT, here

Berlin regrets EU decision on airline Niki as insolvency looms

Reuters, here.

Guidelines on Consent and transparency

Art29WP, here and here.

Validating scraped data using goodtables

Ofnlabs, here.

Bundeskartellamt will Lufthansa-Preise prüfen

FAZ, hier.

The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust: Outdated or a Harbor in a Sea of Doubt?

US Senate, here.

Demain ce sera: à. Chacun son prix !

E. Combe, TEDxMarseille, ici.

Connected Cars: What Happens To Our Data On Rental Cars?

Privacy International, here.

ICANN; No, you can't

Article 29WP, here.

33 Theses for an Economics Reformation

Rethinking Economics, here.

Der Todes-Algorithmus

Tagesschau, hier.

The Rhetorical “We” and the Ethics of Technology

M. Sacasas, here.

Bing soll schlauer suchen – dank KI und Reddit

Heise.de, hier.

Wiedergabe von Vorschaubildern in Google-Bildersuche

BGH I ZR 11/16, hier.

Mytaxi pide flexibilizar horarios y tarifas para dinamizar el taxi

CincoDías, Aquí

Competition policy in the digital era (with a special focus on the challenges raised by algorithms)

A. Capobianco, Presentation here

"Unfaire Praktiken": Spotify, Deezer & Co. beschweren sich über Apple bei der EU

Heise.de, hier

Artificial intelligence is guiding venture capital to start-ups

FT,  here.

Federal Advisory Committee on the Development and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence

A Bill, here

Google is opening a China-based research lab focused on artificial intelligence

TechCrunch, here

EBay acquires Terapeak to provide more analytics to marketplace sellers

TechCrunch, here

ALEXA WANTS YOU TO TALK TO YOUR ADS

Wired, here

Lufthansa zieht Angebot für Niki zurück

ORF.at, hier

Amazon is coming. Game over for the insurance industry?

InsurTechNews, here

10 Things you wish you didn't know about elections (and what to do about them)

Socsci.ox.ac.uk, here.

What Would You Pay to Keep Your Digital Footprint 100% Private?

HBR, here

ICN Merger Workshop 2017

COFECE, Videos here

Comment on Canada's Big Data and Innovation White Paper

Antonin Scalia Law School, here.

A different model for personal data

D. Alexander, here

Birkenstock beliefert Amazon nicht mehr

FAZ, hier

Platform Market Power

K. Bamberger, O. Lobel, here

Brits flock to digital-only banks

FinExtra, here

Merger and national security concerns

City of London Law Society, here

"LUXUSPROBLEME" - EUGH ZU VERTRIEBSVERBOT ÜBER AMAZON, EBAY & CO.

K. M. Künstner, hier

Mercedes: „Datenschutz ist für uns ein Vorteil“

StN.de, hier

Patents and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

EPO, here

In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state - A Must Watch

BBC, here

Antitrust Examining Google Dominance on Web Advertising

Haaretz, here

10 years on from the Financial Crisis: Co-operation between Competition Agencies and Regulators in the Financial Sector

OECD Background Note, here.

Competition Policy and Sector-Specific Regulation in the Financial Sector

M. Hellwig, here.

How are companies preparing for GDPR?

Computer World, here.

How Can the Data Economy Be Regulated to Promote New Emerging Markets?

J. Drexl, Video here.

Artificial intelligence and behavioral economics

C. Camerer, here.

Ryanair sues Expedia, accusing online travel giant of illegally scraping its site to sell flights

GeekWire, here.

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Reuters, here.

A way to poke Facebook off its uncontested perch

T. Harford, here.

When Our Thoughts Are No Longer Our Own

NYTimes, here.

The right to data portability in the GDPR: Towards user-centric interoperability of digital services

I. Sanchez et al., here.

Australia to legislate to open up access to consumer data across sectors

Out-law.com, here.

Praktische Umsetzung des Rechts auf Datenübertragbarkeit

Stiftung Datenschutz, hier.

False Negatives Can Be a Matter of Life and Death

C. O'Neal, here

Justices Seem Ready to Boost Protection of Digital Privacy

NYTimes, here

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google should be broken up

                                                                                  S. Galloway, Video here

First Person Extradited From Europe to the United States for Criminal Antitrust Charges—Continued

Orrick, here

Bad Science: Abuse And Effects In Online Markets

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, here

U.S. Joins Europe in Fighting China’s Future in W.T.O.

NYTimes, here

Behavioural Law and Economics as Litmus Test

P. Cserne, here

Google kämpft nun auch gegen Ticketwucher

Heise.de, hier

Commission sends Statement of Objections to AB InBev for preventing cheaper imports of beer into Belgium

EC, here

Data protection gone digital

G. Buttarelli, here

Section 46 no defence for uncompetitive firms

ACCC, here

UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data

The Guardian, here

How to Tame Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple

Bloomberg, here.

The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death.

NYTimes, here.

Examining the Fintech Landscape

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS, Testimonies and Video here.

Legal Scholarship on Data Protection: Future Challenges and Directions

L. Bygrave, here

At least one US state is probing Google’s secret tracking of Android users

Quartz, here

Identity Verification in a Post-Breach World

T. Hunt, here

Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement

Conference, Washington 
Center for Equitable Growth, here

Interesting Tidbits From FTC’s Antitrust Win Against 1-800 Contacts’ Keyword Ad Restrictions

E. Goldman, here

FCA issues first statement of objections to four asset management firms

FCA, here

An innovative introductory economics course at Stanford is now free online

Quartz, here

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Announces New Standards Projects

IEEE, here

EU regulator spells out license guidelines to prevent patent wars

Reuters, here.
Communication here

Uber, Tinder, Snapchat and other top apps include trackers that secretly watch everything users do

The Independent, here.

Brüssel setzt Grenzen für das gläserne Bankkonto

FAZ, hier.

Mapping the Real Routes of Trade in Fake Goods

OECD, EUIPO, here.

PSD2: 'screen scraping' ban confirmed in finalised standards

Out-law, here.

Fairness in platform-to-business relations: Feedback Received by the EC

Here.
Google in praise of competition policy? "This decision, which hinges on specific facts related to online shopping ads, is under appeal to the European Union General Court. It shows that in situations where ranking is a matter of concern,
competition authorities have the appropriate tools to determine legal compliance
and therefore an additional ex ante regulation is not needed."

Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported

TechCrunch, here

"Screen Scraping ist nicht tot“

It-Finanznmagazin, hier.

Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft begrüßt Festlegungen der Europäischen Kommission zum PSD2-Kontozugang für Drittdienstleister

die-dk.de, hier.

L’économie des plateformes : dissipation ou concentration de la rente ?

F. Marty, ici

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE FOR LEGAL SERVICES

CliffordChance.com, here

Video Startup Can’t Outspend YouTube, So It Created a New Currency to Pay Creators

Bloomberg, here

Le numérique et la concurrence dans une économie et une société en transformation

J. Laitenberger, ici

German Kid Smartwatch Ban Opens Voice-Activated Privacy Debate

BNA, here

The Purchase Data Playbook For Marketers

AdExchanger, here

Algorithms: How Companies’ Decisions About Data and Content Impact Consumers


House of Representatives, COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, Hearing Info  here.
Testimonies and Video available here.
The following issues may be examined at the hearing:
• How is personal information about consumers collected through the Internet, and how do companies use that information?
• How do companies make decisions about content that consumers see online?
• How effective are current policies and communications with consumers regarding the collection and use of personal data?   

Payment services: Consumers to benefit from safer and more innovative electronic payments

EC, hereRegulatory Technical Standards here.

Blocking the AT&T-Time Warner merger is good antitrust economics and law

S. Salop, here

WIE DAS EU-PARLAMENT UNSERE PRIVATSPHÄRE SCHÜTZEN WILL

Fink, hier

CJEU on commitment decisions

C‑547/16, here.


28      It follows that a decision taken on the basis of Article 9(1) of Regulation No 1/2003 cannot create a legitimate expectation in respect of the undertakings concerned as to whether their conduct complies with Article 101 TFEU. As the Advocate General observed in point 39 of her Opinion, the commitment decision cannot ‘legalise’ the market behaviour of the undertaking concerned, and certainly not retroactively.
29      Nonetheless, national courts cannot overlook that type of decision. Such acts are, in any event, in the nature of a decision. In addition, both the principle of sincere cooperation laid down in Article 4(3) TEU and the objective of applying EU competition law effectively and uniformly require the national court to take into account the preliminary assessment carried out by the Commission and regard it as an indication, if not prima facie evidence, of the anticompetitive nature of the agreement at issue in the light of Article 101(1) TFEU.
30      In those circumstances, the answer to the first question is that Article 16(1) of Regulation No 1/2003 must be interpreted as meaning that a commitment decision concerning certain agreements between undertakings, adopted by the Commission under Article 9(1) of that regulation, does not preclude national courts from examining whether those agreements comply with the competition rules and, if necessary, declaring those agreements void pursuant to Article 101(2) TFEU.

In charts: how US retailers fared as Amazon powered ahead

FT, here

Making globalisation work for Europeans

M. Vestager, here

Challenges For Me of Discussing the Google Comparison Shopping Decision With My Students Without the Decision


Challenges for Competition Law Enforcement and Policy in the Digital Economy

A. Capobianco, A. Nyeso, here (and here). 

Facebook will help some users figure out if they saw Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Recode, here

ICO backs development of medical data sharing tool

UKAuthority, here

Tracking Walls, Take-It-Or-Leave-It Choices, the GDPR, and the ePrivacy Regulation

F. Borgesius, S. Kruikemeier, S. Boerman, N. Helberger, here

ESMA Provides Further Clarity on Initial Coin Offerings in Europe

Latham Watkins, here

Germany’s Cyber Valley aims to become leading AI hub

FT, here

What’s Next for SWIFT? APIs, Realtime Payments, and Cryptocurrency

BankInnovation, here.

Will online platforms be able to access your bank data?

Blogs.lse.ac.uk, here

Uber's data breach handling provides lessons for others ahead of GDPR

Out-Law.com, here

Economic Analysis of Network Effects and Intellectual Property

P. Menell, here

EU-Abgeordnete stimmen für Rückgaberecht auch bei "kostenlosen" Apps und Online-Diensten

Heise.de, hier

E-Books: Börsenverein begrüßt Einigung zum Geoblocking

Presse-Information, hier

Uber Concealed Cyberattack That Exposed 57 Million People’s Data

Bloomberg, here.

A state Supreme Court justice’s open letter to AI

Quartz, here.

Algorithms as culture: Some tactics for the ethnography of algorithmic systems

N. Seaver, here

Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Quartz, here. 

Linky, Gazpar : quelles données sont collectées et transmises par les compteurs communicants ?

CNIL, ici

Enquête sectorielle sur le fonctionnement de la concurrence dans le secteur du médicament et de la biologie médicale

Autorité de la concurrence, ici. Saisine d’office pour avis ici

China: Police ‘Big Data’ Systems Violate Privacy, Target Dissent

Human Rights Watch, here

Tech Leaders Dismayed by Weaponization of Social Media

Spectrum.ieee, here

The Department of Justice's Long-Awaited and Much Needed Course-Correction on FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents

D. Ginsburg, K. Wong-Ervin, here

U.S. Sues to Block AT&T-Time Warner Merger

NYTimes, here

Over 400 of the World's Most Popular Websites Record Your Every Keystroke, Princeton Researchers Find

MotherBoard, here

This AI Can Spot Art Forgeries by Looking at One Brushstroke

MIT Technology Review, here

Senate Once Again Passes Antitrust Whistleblower Bill

Biglawbusiness, here

Use GDPR to future-proof business models

ComputerWeekly, here

UK regulator accuses Concordia of abusing position with 5700% drug price hike

FT, here

Digital Single Market: EU negotiators agreed to end unjustified geoblocking

EC, here

Helping people cope with technological change

M. Vestager, here

Legal and Regulatory Challenges Facing Platforms in Europe

Conf call with Alec Burnside, Transcript here.

The Next Frontier of Antitrust?

K. Christensen, here

Shifting the Dial

Productivity Commission, Chapter 5 here

DOJ bucks China, urges SCOTUS to hear case against vitamin cartel

Reuters, here.

Blablacar Wants to Become a Car Insurance Broker

Bloomberg, here.

Payment systems


Autoritat Catalana de la Competència,  here.

Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains

WIPO, here.

How much …? The rise of dynamic and personalised pricing

The Guardian, here

A practical approach to rebates

BakerMcKenzie, here

Bundesnetzagentur geht gegen Kinderuhren mit Abhörfunktion vor

Bundesnetzagentur, hier

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

Reuters, here

AI Can Be Made Legally Accountable for Its Decisions

MIT Technology Review, here

Régulation économique : quels secteurs réguler et comment ?

M. Bacache-Beauvallet, A. Perrot, ici

Here’s what we learned from ordering 213 curries at Wetherspoons

FT, here

Commission and China start new dialogue on State aid control and discuss competition policy

EC, Press Release here.

"The European Commission and the three Chinese competition agencies confirmed their readiness to develop closer cooperation on the enforcement of their respective competition laws in the fields of antitrust, mergers and State aid enforcement".

L’autorité de la concurrence pas assez indépendante, selon un rapport

Euractiv, ici

Companies face high cost to meet new EU data protection rules

FT, here.

Amazon’s exclusive deal with Calvin Klein is about much more than underwear

Quartz, here.

The role of antitrust in the ongoing deregulatory push

M. Delrahim, here

The First Wealth is Health: Protecting Competition in Healthcare Markets

M. Ohlhausen, here

#WatchOut Analysis of smartwatches for children

Norwegian Consumer Council, here

Acquisti discussing privacy at a PwC Event

Video, here

Differential privacy, part 2: It’s complicated

AccessNow, here

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

Guardian, here

Accountability of AI Under the Law: The Role of Explanation

F. Doshi-Velez, M. Kortz, R. Budish, C. Bavitz, S. Gershman, D. O'Brien, S. Schieber, J. Waldo, D. Weinberger, A. Wood, here

Facebook investor says he wants the company to contact everyone who saw fake news during the election

CNBC, here

Vers la démocratie culturelle

Conseil économique, social et environnemental, Avis ici.
P.37: "Dans son avis Pour un renouveau des politiques publiques de la culture, le CESE s’était exprimé sur le rôle des grandes multinationales de l’industrie numérique dans le financement de la création artistique. La position défendue à l’époque n’a pas changé : « Afin d’associer fiscalement les géants du numérique au soutien de la création et sans préjuger des actions nécessaires pour faire respecter l’ensemble des droits, le CESE est favorable à l’imposition des bénéfices qu’ils réalisent sur le territoire et à la création d’une taxe pour les entreprises qui exercent une forme exclusive de captation des données personnelles ». Afin de compenser en partie les atteintes à la création qu’entraînent l’explosion du numérique et le partage illégal, il pourrait être prévu le fléchage d’une partie des impôts prélevés sur les GAFA vers un fond de soutien à la création musicale, théâtrale et chorégraphique, des arts visuels, du livre."

Data Flows – Future Scenarios

Prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), here

Open Data Maturity in Europe 2017

European Data Portal, here

Streit über Wetter-App: "WarnWetter" des DWD muss Geld kosten

Heise.de, hier

Making human organs through 3D printing

BBC, here.

Data Portability and Data Control: Lessons for an Emerging Concept in EU Law

I. Graef, M. Husovec, N. Purtove, here

Finance's Tech Revolution Risks Being Stymied by Wary Bosses

Bloomberg, here

Data Protection Commissioner raises CCTV concerns with Garda

IrishTimes, here

The ACCC’s approach to colluding robots

R. Sims, here

Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

TechCrunch, here

Awake on the Autobahn: Academics, algorithms and accountability

S. Venkatasubramanian et al., here

Taming the masters of the tech universe

FT, here

Digital Economics

A. Goldfarb, C. Tucker, here